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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 1, 2007 5:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Saint ala Mahavishnu

Used to see the original Mahavishnu Orchestra. But I have just one thing to say on the subjevt of John McLaughlin: Miles Davis' Jack Johnson--tune, "Right Off." No shit. Jon starts in with a chordal vamp that blows the socks off all those wannabee rock stars for the 70s; then he works the vapm for 25 minutes while Miles, Steve Grossman, and and funky Herbie Hancock solo over him. In the middle is a Miles solo that is smooth as silk--following one that is as edgy as broken glass. Steve and Miles return for a second round and then leave it to John to close it our with a frantic yet undersated fuzz tone solo that rides into the vamp to close it out. Fusion is born, kids, and it's name is Miles--but here it is all McLaughlin's power.

DOwnload it to your Ipods NOW.

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Poster: Supaslush Date: May 1, 2007 5:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Saint ala Mahavishnu

Speaking of Mahavishnu Orch., I took one of those gigantic mid-afternoon naps (the kind that leave you foggy for the rest of the day) a few weeks ago and left my itunes running. When I woke up, I was listening to some weird studio jam of Morning Dew with violins.

I was really confused for a minute until I placed it: "Open County Joy" by Mahavishnu. The last minute-and-a-half follows the same chord structure as
Dew. The final two chords of the song should ring familiar for deadheads also.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: May 1, 2007 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Saint ala Mahavishnu


you have mentioned Jack Johnson "Right Off" before, thanks for the reminder as i kinda lost interest in Miles after Silent Way and very much appreciate your direction in this matter

my oldest brother had a copy of the just released Inner Mounting Flame that he spun for me a couple of times...found it difficult to make the leap from the likes of Duane Allman and had no reference whatsoever for Jerry Goodman's electric violin...a couple of years later i went to a Zappa concert that the original Mahavishnu opened much as i was looking forward to Zappa i could not deny a single moment of front of us there was a row of very straight looking people dressed in their Sunday best, who were chain smoking black hash all night and clasping their hands to the sides of their faces (re - Edvard Munch - The Scream) during every incredible Mahavishnu peek


Open Country Joy...the name says it all, and ya, the same progression (and key) as Dew, although an extremely common pop progression

one of the only Mahavishnu numbers that is predominantly in 4/4...must have been difficult to play what to them was an odd time sig :)


would still like to hear more about your John Mc and Carlos experience

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This post was modified by midnight sun on 2007-05-01 19:37:17